Home Selling Resources

Seller Tips

How to Prepare Your Home For Sale

As the old maxim goes, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. The same is true for your home. A potential buyer’s first impression will color his or her perception of the entire property. At The Chase Team, we have compiled a list of tasks that will ensure your Charlottesville home, Albemarle estate, or Wintergreen vacation property looks its best during every showing.

General Maintenance

  • Oil squeaky doors
  • Tighten doorknobs
  • Replace burned out lights
  • Clean and repair windows
  • Touch up chipped paint
  • Repair cracked plaster
  • Repair leaking taps and toilets

Spic and Span

  • Shampoo carpets
  • Clean washer, dryer, and tubs
  • Clean furnace
  • Clean fridge and stove
  • Clean and freshen bathrooms

The First Impression

  • Walkway clear of debris
  • Clean and tidy entrance
  • Functional doorbell
  • Polish door hardware
  • Add a delicious smell to the kitchen – potpourri

Curb Appeal

  • Cut lawns
  • Trim shrubs and lawns
  • Weed and edge gardens
  • Pick up any litter
  • Clear walk and driveway of leaves
  • Repair gutters and eaves
  • Touch up exterior paint

The Buying Atmosphere

  • Be absent during showings
  • Turn on all lights
  • Light fireplace
  • Open drapes in the day time
  • Play quiet background music
  • Keep pets outdoors

The Spacious Look

  • Clear stairs and halls
  • Store excess furniture
  • Clear counters and stove
  • Make closets neat and tidy
  • Keep all personal belongings neat or out-of-sight

For recommendations of trusted professionals who can help put and keep your property in top condition for showings, please contact the Chase Team today.